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Pickled pears

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Description

Lovely addition to your christmas cheese platter

Ingredients

500 g
Pears (peeled, halved and cored)
250 g
castor sugar
1⁄2
Cinamon stick
250 ml
white wine vinegar
1
fresh ginger (1.5 cm piece, thinly sliced)
1⁄2 t
Allspice berries (lightly crushed)
10
Cloves
1⁄2
lemon (Peel the zest)

Instructions

  1. Peel the zest from the lemon  and put in a pan with the cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries, sliced ginger, lemon juice, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Peel, core and halve the pears, then add to the pan and simmer for 15 mins, until the pears are tender. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and put in a colander to drain. Meanwhile, increase the heat under the syrup and boil rapidly for 15 mins, until the syrup has reduced by about a third and slightly thickened.
  3. Pack the fruit into warmed jars and pour over the hot syrup to cover. Seal, label and store in a cool dry place.